Check out the Miami vs. Duke fearless prediction and game preview.
Miami (7-4) vs. Duke (4-7) Game Preview
Date: Saturday, Nov. 26
Game Time: 3:30 pm
Venue: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami, FL
Bowl and Conference Implications
Miami is bowl eligible and could finish tied for the Coastal title with a win and losses from Virginia Tech and North Carolina – but it can’t get to the ACC Championship. Duke is still alive for a bowl with a win and if there aren’t enough six-win bowl teams. It’ll be at the top of the list of Academic Progress Report teams.
What’s Going To Happen?
Which Duke will show up?
The Blue Devils lost four of their last five games, coming up with a shocker against North Carolina to screw up the Tar Heel ACC title hopes, and following it up with a 56-14 blasting from Pitt.
The offense can move the ball a bit, but it’s not consistent and it doesn’t have any pop or explosion. Even so, the team has been able to hang around in tight games, with seven of the 11 games decided by ten points or fewer, and with chances to pull off victories in each of the losses.
But now it has to deal with the Miami defensive front and pass rush.
This isn’t a Duke offense that works well against teams that come with any form of disruption, and disrupt is exactly what Miami does.
This might not have been an ACC title season in the first year under Mark Richt, but the Hurricanes have overcome a rough stretch to bounce back big, hoping to follow the pattern.
They won their first four games of the season, lost their second four, and now they can close out the regular season with another four-game winning run.
Brad Kaaya and the passing game have been steady, and the ground attack has been good enough, but it’s been the D that’s been the difference.
Over the four-game losing streak, Miami only generated three takeaways. In the first four-game run, they came up with seven takeaways, and forced eight turnovers over the last three games.
Duke will give it up three times. and Miami will captialize on all of them as it pulls away late.
Miami vs. Duke Prediction
Miami 37, Duke 14
Miami -15, o/u: 52
ATS Confidence: 5: Store bought anything – 1: Homemade anything … 3
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